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The Internet Archive Software Collection

The Internet Archive Software Collection is the largest vintage and historical software library in the world, providing instant access to millions of programs, CD-ROM images, documentation and multimedia.

The collection includes a broad range of software related materials including shareware, freeware, video news releases about software titles, speed runs of actual software game play, previews and promos for software games, high-score and skill replays of various game genres, and the art of filmmaking with real-time computer game engines.

Some highlighted collections:

The Old School Emulation Center (TOSEC) is a retrocomputing initiative dedicated to the cataloging and preservation of software, firmware and resources for microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. The main goal of the project is to catalog and audit various kinds of software and firmware images for these systems. TOSEC catalogs over 200 unique computing platforms and continues to grow. The project has identified and cataloged over 450,000 different software images/sets, consisting of over 3.60TB of software, firmware and resources. The goal of the TOSEC project is to maintain a database of all software and firmware images for all microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. In addition to this, the project also catalogs other computing and gaming resources such as software and hardware manuals, magazine scans and computing catalogs.

The CD Archive collects thousands of Shareware and Cover CD-ROMs from the heyday of the CD-ROM (late 1980s to mid 2000s) and provides ISO images as well as links inside these collections of software. With over 2,500 discs now hosted, the archive allows access to a wide range of historical collections, including curations by defunct groups like Walnut Creek and Linux/Unix distributions of the past. Other CD-ROMs include images and digitized music, documentation sets and game modifications. Most of these CD-ROMs can be downloaded as .ISO or .CDR files, as well as browsed online through the Internet Archive's file listing interface.

The DEMU collection is a curated collection hosting over 4,000 classic PC-based games from a quarter century. The collection contains shareware, freeware, and demo programs, all DOS or Windows-based.

The FTP Site Boneyard is a collection of various FTP sites from around the internet, gathering what were once the dominant form of file transfer online but which have fallen to the wayside in favor of other update servers and cloud-based storage. From the mid 1980s to the late 2000s, FTP sites would gather various needed patches, programs, utilities or information and make it available in a quick, seamless fashion. This boneyard contains many prominent FTP sites of the past, including MPOLI.FI and its ancient machine drivers, ftp.netscape.com and ftp.lotus.com. In all, many gigabytes of historical files are located here.

Many times, contributions and collections come in the form of a disk drive, or the output from a single hard drive's contents. Instead of delaying these items until they can be curated, the Disk Drives collection provides access to these large file repositories. In most cases, these collections can be browsed online, allowing access to all manner of user-created software writing dating from the 1980s-1990s period.

Built from the cache of an ISP that stopped providing a mirror after many years, the Linux Distributions collection contains many Linux and other Free OS distributions going back to the dawn of open-source operating systems. The collection primarily contains ISOs of the original CD and DVD-ROMs.

Many other groups are working hard to save and provide easier access to vintage software. Besides preserving the data off the original medium, these groups also classify, curate, and describe the software for historical context. In some cases, additional programs are provided to analyze the works and allow modern computers to access the material. The vintage software contains the many different efforts put out by these groups.

Be sure to browse the Software Sites collection, which gathers a number of now-dormant mirrors and collections to allow continued access to the older materials. Among the highlights are a 2004 TUCOWS mirror, a 2012 GITHUB gathering of deleted files, and others.

Finally, do not miss the Open Source Software Collection, which is the default contribution space for the users of the Internet Archive to keep copies of software available to all. Tens of thousands of programs, distributions and provisions are located here.

The Software Collection primarily provides the actual binary data for programs, as well as the original storage archives for files. If you are looking for manuals, books, or printed information, there are a number of other collections at the archive, including sections for manuals, computer magazines, computer newsletters and computer books.

Please contact Jason Scott, software curator at the Internet Archive, with questions, suggestions or possible donations to the collection.


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The Software Library: MS-DOS
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45.1M
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MS-DOS (/ˌɛmɛsˈdɒs/ em-es-doss; short for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system for x86-based personal computers mostly developed by Microsoft. It was the most commonly used member of the DOS family of operating systems, and was the main operating system for IBM PC compatible personal computers during the 1980s to the mid-1990s. IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY ISSUES WITH RUNNING THESE PROGRAMS, PLEASE READ THE FAQ. Thanks to eXo for contributions and assistance with this...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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6,938
ITEMS
31.2M
VIEWS
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Software for MS-DOS machines that represent entertainment and games. The collection includes action, strategy, adventure and other unique genres of game and entertainment software. Through the use of the EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator, these programs are bootable and playable. Please be aware this browser-based emulation is still in beta - contact Jason Scott , Software Curator, if there are issues or questions. Thanks to eXo for contributions and assistance with this archive. Thank you for your...
Historical Software Collection
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69
ITEMS
18.3M
VIEWS
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This collection contains selected historically important software packages from the Internet Archive's software archives. Through the use of in-browser emulators, it is possible to try out these items and experiment with using them, without the additional burdens of installing emulator software or tracking down the programs. Many of these software products were the first of their kind, or utilized features and approaches that have been copied or recreated on many programs since. (historic...
Topic: historic software, software, vintage software, antique software
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by MECC
software
eye 6.3M
favorite 2,007
comment 296
Also For Apple II, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.x Developed by MECC Published by MECC Released 1990 Pacing Real-Time Perspective Bird's-eye view, Side view, Text-based / Spreadsheet, Top-down Educational Geography, History Genre Educational, Simulation Setting Western Interface Text Parser Gameplay Managerial / Business Simulation Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description As a covered wagon party of pioneers, you head out west from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette River and valley in...
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The Software Library: ZX Spectrum
collection
12,259
ITEMS
5.3M
VIEWS
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eye 5.3M
The ZX Spectrum (pronounced /ˈzɛdˌɛks/ "Zed-Ex") is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. The machine was launched as the ZX Spectrum by Sinclair to highlight the machine's colour display, compared with the black-and-white of its predecessor, the ZX81. The Spectrum was ultimately released as eight different models; together they sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide (not counting numerous clones). The Spectrum was...
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
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9,623
ITEMS
4.6M
VIEWS
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Games and entertainment software for the ZX Spectrum. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
The Software Library: Apple Computer
collection
25,920
ITEMS
3.5M
VIEWS
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The Apple II series (trademarked with square brackets as "Apple ][" and rendered on later models as "Apple //") is a set of home computers, one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputer products, designed primarily by Steve Wozniak, manufactured by Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) and introduced in 1977 with the original Apple II. In terms of ease of use, features and expandability the Apple II was a major technological advancement over its predecessor, the...
Software Library: Windows 3.x
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1,999
ITEMS
2M
VIEWS
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Windows 3.1x (codenamed Janus) is a series of 16-bit operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers. The series began with Windows 3.1, which was first sold during April 1992 as a successor to Windows 3.0. Subsequent versions were released between 1992 and 1994 until the series was superseded by Windows 95. During its lifespan, Windows 3.1 introduced several enhancements to the still MS-DOS-based platform, including improved system stability, expanded support for...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Jul 29, 2014
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favorite 1,207
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Click here for the manual. Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, FM Towns, Game Boy, Game Gear, Game Boy Color, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PC-98, SAM Coupé, SEGA CD, Sharp X68000, SEGA Master System, SNES, TurboGrafx CD, Wii Published by Brøderbund Software, Inc. Released 1990 Gameplay Platform, Puzzle elements Perspective Side view Misc Regional Differences Genre Action Setting Middle East Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description While the Sultan of Persia...
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Software Library: C64
collection
38,520
ITEMS
1.5M
VIEWS
collection
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The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982). It has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent estimates placing the number sold between 10 and 17 million units. Volume production started in early 1982, marketing in August for US$595 (equivalent to...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
software
eye 1.2M
favorite 1,207
comment 123
MS-DOS: Oregon Trail Deluxe, The by (1992)
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Namco Limited
software
eye 1.1M
favorite 269
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Also For Android, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, BlackBerry, Commodore 64, FM-7, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Game Gear, Intellivision, iPhone, MSX, Neo Geo Pocket Color, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Palm OS, PC-6001, PC-88, PC-98, PlayStation 4, Sharp MZ-80K/700/800/1500, Sharp MZ-80B/2000/2500, Sharp X1, Sharp Zaurus, TI-99/4A, VIC-20, Wii, Wii U, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Xbox One, ZX Spectrum Developed by Namco Limited Published by Atarisoft Released 1983 Genre Action...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by id Software, Inc.
software
eye 1.1M
favorite 1,044
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Also For Acorn 32-bit, Browser, Game Boy Advance, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One Developed by id Software, Inc. Published by Apogee Software, Ltd. Released May 05, 1992 Gameplay Shooter Perspective 1st-person Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic, World War II Interface Direct Control ESRB Rating Mature Description Wolfenstein 3D is an episodic first-person shooter and a follow-up to the top-down infiltration game Castle Wolfenstein . The game puts...
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Apple II Library: The 4am Collection
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2,097
ITEMS
1M
VIEWS
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A collection of historical software for Apple II computers from the 1980s and early 1990s. Each item was originally copy protected (i.e. the original floppy disk could not be copied to another floppy disk), but the copy protection has been removed and documented. Most items also include a "work disk" comprising the intermediate files created during the deprotection. To send feedback, ask questions, or get notified of new releases, follow @a2_4am on Twitter.
Historical Software Collection
software
eye 995,940
favorite 9
comment 1
Akalabeth: World of Doom /əˈkæləbɛθ/ is a role-playing video game that had a limited release in 1979 and was then published by California Pacific Computer Company for the Apple II in 1980. Richard Garriott designed the game as a hobbyist project, which is now recognized as one of the earliest known examples of a role-playing video game and as a predecessor of the Ultima series of games that started Garriott's career. The game was made by then-teenaged Garriott in the BASIC programming...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Software Library: Atari Computer
collection
13,181
ITEMS
982,143
VIEWS
collection
eye 982,143
The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc. in 1979 and manufactured until 1992. All are based on the MOS Technology 6502 CPU running at 1.79 MHz, roughly twice that of similar designs, and were the first home computers designed with custom co-processor chips. This architecture allowed the Atari designs to offer graphics and sound capabilities that were more advanced than contemporary machines. Overall, the Atari 8-bit computer line was a commercial...
Historical Software Collection
software
eye 966,531
favorite 32
comment 3
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (also referred to simply as E.T.) is a 1982 adventure video game developed and published by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600 video game console. It is based on the film of the same name, and was designed by Howard Scott Warshaw. The objective of the game is to guide the eponymous character through various screens to collect three pieces of an interplanetary telephone that will allow him to contact his home planet. Warshaw intended the game to be an innovative adaptation...
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Topics: Atari 2600, E.T., Howard Scott Warshaw, Atari
Historical Software Collection
software
eye 959,077
favorite 27
comment 0
The Hobbit is an illustrated text adventure computer game released in 1982 and based on the book The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was developed at Beam Software by Philip Mitchell and Veronika Megler and published by Melbourne House for most home computers available at the time, from more popular models such as the ZX Spectrum, the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC 464, BBC Micro, MSX, Dragon 32 and Oric. By arrangement with the book publishers, a copy of the book was included with each game sold....
Historical Software Collection
by Microsoft
software
eye 951,563
favorite 35
comment 7
Colossal Cave Adventure (also known as ADVENT, Colossal Cave, or Adventure)gave its name to the computer adventure game genre. It was originally designed by Will Crowther, a programmer and caving enthusiast who based the layout on part of the Mammoth Cave system in Kentucky. The version that is best known today was the result of a collaboration with Don Woods, a graduate student who discovered the game on a computer at Stanford University and made significant expansions and improvements, with...
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Topics: DOS, Microsoft Adventure, Microsoft, Adventure
Historical Software Collection
by Activision
software
eye 944,469
favorite 52
comment 4
Pitfall! is a video game released by Activision for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It is the second best-selling game made for the Atari 2600 (after Pac-Man), with over 4 million copies sold. The player must maneuver a character (Pitfall Harry) through a maze-like jungle in an attempt to recover 32 treasures in a 20-minute time period. Along the way, he must negotiate numerous hazards, including pits, quicksand, rolling logs, fire, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and crocodiles. Harry may jump over or...
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Topics: Activision, David Crane, Pitfall
Historical Software Collection
by Philips
software
eye 926,737
favorite 10
comment 1
Munchkin is cartridge number 38 in the official Magnavox/Philips line of games for the Philips Videopac. In North America for the Odyssey² it was called K.C. Munchkin!, an inside reference to then president of Philips Consumer Electronics Kenneth C. Menkin. Designed and programmed by Ed Averett, Munchkin is very heavily based on Namco's 1980 arcade game Pac-Man, but not a direct clone. It was however, similar enough for Atari to sue Philips and force them to cease production of Munchkin. Atari...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: K.C. Munchkin, Odyssey 2, Look and Feel, Pac-Man
Software Library: C64: Games
collection
17,740
ITEMS
915,170
VIEWS
collection
eye 915,170
Description Forthcoming
Historical Software Collection
software
eye 902,149
favorite 20
comment 2
Elite is a seminal space trading video game, originally published by Acornsoft in 1984 for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers. The game's title derives from one of the player's goals of raising their combat rating to the exalted heights of "Elite". It was written and developed by David Braben and Ian Bell, who had met while they were both undergraduates at Jesus College, Cambridge. Non-Acorn versions of the game were published by Firebird, Imagineer and Hybrid Technology....
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Historical Software Collection
by Apple Computer
software
eye 890,860
favorite 38
comment 3
Lemonade Stand is a basic economics game created in 1973 by Bob Jamison of the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium. Charlie Kellner ported the game to the Apple II platform in February 1979. Throughout the 1980s Apple Computer included Lemonade Stand (along with other software) with the purchase of their systems. Like most games created for microcomputers in the 1970s, the gameplay is simple. It simulates a child's lemonade stand, where choices made by the player regarding prices,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Lemonade Stand, Apple II, Economics
Historical Software Collection
software
eye 889,214
favorite 6
comment 0
A&F Software's Chuckie Egg is a home computer video game released in 1983, initially for the ZX Spectrum, the BBC Micro and the Dragon. Its subsequent popularity saw it released over the following years on a wide variety of computers, including the Commodore 64, Acorn Electron, MSX, Tatung Einstein, Amstrad CPC and Atari 8-bit family. It was later updated and released for the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, and IBM PC compatibles. The original idea is generally attributed to the then 16 or 17...
Historical Software Collection
software
eye 856,000
favorite 8
comment 1
Mystery House is an adventure game released in 1980 by Roberta and Ken Williams for the Apple II. The game is remembered as one of the first adventure games to feature computer graphics and the first game produced by On-Line Systems, the company which would evolve into Sierra On-Line. The game starts near an abandoned Victorian mansion. The player is soon locked inside the house with no other option than to explore. The mansion contains many interesting rooms and seven other people: Tom, a...
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Historical Software Collection
software
eye 852,804
favorite 2
comment 0
The Sorcerer was one of the early home computer systems, released in 1978 by the videogame company, Exidy. It was comparatively advanced when released, especially when compared to the contemporary more commercially oriented Commodore PET and TRS-80, but due to a number of problems including a lack of marketing, the machine remained relatively unknown. Exidy eventually pulled it from the market in 1980, and today they are a coveted collector's item. The Sorcerer was first launched in April 1978...
Historical Software Collection
by Dan Gorlin
software
eye 841,047
favorite 13
comment 4
Choplifter is a 1982 Apple II game developed by Dan Gorlin and published by Brøderbund. It was ported to other home computers and, in 1985, Sega released a coin-operated arcade game remake, which in turn received several home ports of its own. While many arcade games have been ported to home computers and consumer consoles, Choplifter was one of the few games to take the reverse route: first appearing on a home system and being ported to the arcade. In Choplifter, the player assumes the role...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Broderbund, Choplifter, Apple II, Helicopter
Software Library: Windows 3.x Games
collection
1,230
ITEMS
832,187
VIEWS
collection
eye 832,187
A wide and varied collection of Shareware programs for the Windows 3.0/3.1/3.1.1 systems of the early 1990s. Many are written in visual Basic, utilizing the then-new programmable user interface of Windows to allow a greater amount of independent programmers to make applications.
Historical Software Collection
by Dennis Debro
software
eye 831,415
favorite 18
comment 0
From the description by Dennis Debro: Pacman 4K started out as a challenge for me to see if I could get a no frills Pac-man written for the 2600 in 4K and stay faithful to the original arcade game. I made some sacrifices along the way. Most noticeable was the decision to flicker the objects at a rate of 20Hz instead of developing a variable flicker algorithm. I did some work in this direction but found that it took up too much ROM to include the other features. Ebivision did a 4K Pac-man back...
Topics: Atari 2600, Pac-Man, Dennis Debro, Homebrew, Remake
Historical Software Collection
software
eye 829,575
favorite 4
comment 0
Microchess, by Peter R. Jennings, was originally a microcomputer chess program for the MOS Technology KIM-1 microcomputer, first released on December 18, 1976. Microchess, as small as it was in terms of program size, could still play passable chess on the KIM-1 with its 6502 microprocessor, 1 kilobyte of memory, simple hex keyboard, and seven-segment display. Selling it at a price of $10 US dollars, Jennings refused to sell the rights of the program to Chuck Peddle (president of MOS Technology)...
Topic: 07
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Maxis Software Inc.
software
eye 766,237
favorite 653
comment 15
Also For Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, CDTV, Commodore 64, Electron, FM Towns, Macintosh, OS/2, Palm OS, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, Symbian, Wii, Windows, Windows 3.x, ZX Spectrum Developed by Maxis Software Inc. Published by Brøderbund Software, Inc. Released 1989 Genre Simulation Gameplay City Building / Construction Simulation, Managerial / Business Simulation Perspective Top-down Visual Free-roaming camera Setting Contemporary Description SimCity sets you as the...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Software Library: Mature Titles
collection
195
ITEMS
726,527
VIEWS
collection
eye 726,527
This is a collection mature or graphic titles from a variety of software library sections, grouped to give viewers a choice in browsing software history as to how graphic they wish screenshots to be.
The Apple II Library: Games
collection
2,989
ITEMS
625,026
VIEWS
collection
eye 625,026
Games and entertainment software for the Apple II. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
Software Library: Macintosh
collection
145
ITEMS
559,523
VIEWS
collection
eye 559,523
A collection of emulated software for the early Macintosh computer, created by Apple as the successor to the Apple II series. Simple, powerful and a new path in computing, the Macintosh's graphics-based operating system changed the face of computing permanently.
Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase
collection
18
ITEMS
503,530
VIEWS
collection
eye 503,530
This collection is a hand-picked set of selections from the MS-DOS Software Library of the Internet Archive. They've been chosen because they represent major parts of the MS-DOS story, because they are particularly impressive, and because they're fun. The intention is to eventually link these games to manuals and other materials as time goes on. Curation was done by Jason Scott, Internet Archive's Software Librarian. He can be reached at jscott@archive.org with suggestion, questions and...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Titus France SA
software
eye 461,414
favorite 359
comment 5
Also For Amstrad CPC Developed by Titus France SA Published by Titus France SA Released 1993 Genre Action Gameplay Platform Perspective Side view Visual 2D scrolling Setting Prehistoric Description Prehistorik 2 takes up the story of its predecessor , for another caveman-era platform game. The hero must use his club to crush animal enemies, many of which then release bonus items to collect. He no longer needs to feed his clan, so there is no required minimum food target, unlike the original...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
software
eye 452,537
favorite 526
comment 9
Also For Amiga, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Genesis, Linux, NES, Windows Developed by Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc. Published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc. Released 1994 Gameplay Platform Perspective Side view Misc Licensed Genre Action Setting Fantasy, Middle East Visual 2D scrolling Description The game from Virgin based on the 1992 animated Disney film is a side-scrolling platformer. The player controls Aladdin, who must make his way through several levels based on...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
The Windows 3.x Showcase
collection
49
ITEMS
414,047
VIEWS
collection
eye 414,047
This is a collection of curated Windows 3.x software, meant to show the range of software products available for the 3.x Operating System in the early 1990s.
Software Library: MS-DOS Shareware
collection
1,111
ITEMS
407,222
VIEWS
collection
eye 407,222
A widely variant collection of MS-DOS compatible shareware programs, including games, utilities, demos and applications. Culled from many different sources, including CD-ROMs and FTP sites.
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
collection
4,734
ITEMS
402,167
VIEWS
collection
eye 402,167
Games and entertainment software for the Atari 8-bit family. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
software
eye 392,004
favorite 272
comment 13
Platform DOS Released Feb 26, 1994 Perspective Side view Setting Middle East Genre Action Gameplay Platform, Puzzle elements Visual 2D scrolling Description 4D Prince of Persia is an unofficial reworking of the original Prince of Persia game by Jordan Mechner . The levels have been rebuilt and made tougher. You have to save the princess from the clutches of the evil Jaffar who has given her 60 minutes to marry him or die. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Distinctive Software, Inc.
software
eye 344,034
favorite 366
comment 13
Also For Amiga, FM Towns, PC-98 Developed by Distinctive Software, Inc. Published by Brøderbund Software, Inc. Released Oct, 1990 Genre Racing / Driving Gameplay Tricks / Stunts, Vehicle Simulator Perspective 1st-person, Behind view Vehicular Automobile Description Stunts ( 4D Sports Driving outside of US) is a 3D car racing simulation. The game contains a variety of cars, courses, and opponents to choose from. The game provides unusual stunt objects including loops, corkscrews and jumps. It...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
collection
1,247
ITEMS
331,449
VIEWS
collection
eye 331,449
Applications for the ZX Spectrum. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase
by Interplay Entertainment Corp.
software
eye 308,629
favorite 98
comment 15
Developed by Interplay Entertainment Corp. Released 1992 Also For Macintosh Published by Interplay Entertainment Corp. Educational Typing ESRB Rating Kids to Adults Genre Educational Misc Licensed Perspective Side view Description Mario comes to the PC, in the form of a typing tutor. In this product you get to play one of four games, of progressing difficulty (as either Mario, Luigi or the Princess): Mario's Smash & Dash: Assist your character run past a series of boxes and turtles, each...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Software Library: C64 Demos
collection
15,709
ITEMS
305,845
VIEWS
collection
eye 305,845
Description Forthcoming
collection
eye 291,042
A collection of software harvested from hundreds of floppy disks in the 1980s.
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by General Computer Corporation, Midway
software
eye 275,061
favorite 96
comment 4
Also For Android, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, BlackBerry, Commodore 64, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, iPhone, iPod Classic, Lynx, NES, Palm OS, PlayStation 4, SEGA Master System, SNES, TI-99/4A, VIC-20, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, ZX Spectrum Developed by Midway Mfg. Co., General Computer Corporation Published by Atarisoft Released Jul, 1984 Genre Action Gameplay Arcade Perspective Top-down Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description In 1981, a sequel to...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Bro/derbund Software, Inc.
software
eye 272,320
favorite 688
comment 10
Developed by Brøderbund Software, Inc. Platform DOS Published by Brøderbund Software, Inc. Released 1990 Genre Adventure, Educational Gameplay Puzzle elements Interface Menu Structures Narrative Detective / Mystery Educational Geography, History Description This time you continue to catch Carmen Sandiego and her american gang in the U.S.A. Breaking from jail somewhere in Europe, she comes to yankees to steal their treasures. You as ACME detective have to travel from town to town on the tail...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Westwood Studios, Inc.
software
eye 239,452
favorite 455
comment 24
Also For Acorn 32-bit, Amiga Developed by Westwood Studios, Inc. Published by Virgin Games, Inc. Released Dec, 1992 Pacing Real-Time Perspective Top-down Narrative War Misc Licensed Genre Strategy/Tactics Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Interface Point and Select Gameplay Real-time strategy Visual Free-roaming camera Description The planet Arrakis (also known as Dune for its sandy landscape) is the only place in the known universe where Melange (more commonly known as the Spice) can be found. The...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
software
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Platform DOS Released 1991 Genre Strategy/Tactics Pacing Real-Time, Turn-based Perspective Side view Gameplay Artillery Visual 2D scrolling Description It's all-out war in Scorched Earth , an artillery combat game. You and up to nine friends can duke it out on hills and in valleys as you nuke each other into submission in this turn-based tank battle. At the start of each round, each player purchases their weaponry, and if they choose, shields and parachutes for defense and safety from long...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Sierra On-Line, Inc.
software
eye 232,092
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Official Site Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards Developed by Sierra On-Line, Inc. Also For Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo Published by Sierra On-Line, Inc. Released Jun 04, 1987 Gameplay Graphic Adventure, Puzzle elements Perspective Side view Narrative Adult, Comedy, Romance Genre Adventure Interface Point and Select, Text Parser Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Larry Laffer is a short, tacky, balding, forty-year-old man who has been...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Ikegami Tsushinki Co., Ltd., Nintendo Co., Ltd.
software
eye 231,917
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Also For Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, Coleco Adam, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Dedicated handheld, Game Boy Advance, Intellivision, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, TI-99/4A, VIC-20, Wii, Wii U, ZX Spectrum Developed by Nintendo Co., Ltd. Published by Atarisoft Released 1983 Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Platform Perspective Side view Interface Direct Control Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Released in the arcades in 1981, Donkey Kong was...
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Software Library: Apple Floppy Contributions
collection
6,987
ITEMS
223,195
VIEWS
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eye 223,195
A randomized collection of contributed Apple II floppy disk images - many destined for other locations, some unsure of their history or what modifications make them unique.
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by BlueByte
software
eye 209,246
favorite 101
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Platforms DOS, Windows Published by Blue Byte Software GmbH Released 1997 Genre Compilation Description The Settlers II (Gold Edition) contains: The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici The Settlers II Mission CD A full world atlas Contest entries of 130 fan-made custom maps From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
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Topics: msdos, game
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Taito Corporation
software
eye 208,581
favorite 202
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Platforms 3DO, Game Gear, SNES, Windows, WonderSwan Developed by Taito Corporation Published by GameBank Corp. Released 1995 Pacing Real-Time Perspective Side view Gameplay Arcade, Tile Matching Puzzle Genre Puzzle Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Art Anime / Manga Description The home version of Bust-A-Move is not a straight adaptation of the arcade game. It greatly increases the number of levels, has new gameplay features and introduces new modes. The general concept remains the same: the player...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Malibu Interactive
software
eye 197,327
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comment 5
Developed by Malibu Interactive Platform Genesis Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Released 1992 Genre Action Gameplay Platform Perspective Side view Visual 2D scrolling Misc Licensed Description The Genesis title based on Batman Returns is a platform game in which the Dark Knight must traverse five action-filled levels on his way to confront the Penguin. Areas include the rooftops of Gotham City, Max Shreck's department store, the Red Triangle Circus and the sewers. Besides run-and-jump...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
software
eye 196,209
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Platform DOS Released Nov 26, 1990 Gameplay Arcade, Platform Pacing Real-Time Genre Action Description Mario Brothers VGA is an unofficial remake of the classic Mario Bros. game of the arcade in VGA 16 colors. You control Mario who has to flip turtles coming out from two pipes at the top of the screen. The goal of the game is to defeat these turtles and score points by flipping them from underneath, not jumping on them. All gameplay is on one single screen, there are no scrolling levels like...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Tecmo, Ltd.
software
eye 191,205
favorite 40
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Also For Amiga, Atari ST Developed by Tecmo, Ltd. Published by Elite Systems Ltd. Released 1992 Genre Sports Perspective Side view Sport Football (European) / Soccer Description Tecmo's World Cup '90 arcade game was remodeled based on the 1992 European Championships for its home computer release. The tournament's structure of the time (2 groups of 4 play each other once, top 2 go through to semi-finals followed by a final) is recreated, with any of Europe's soccer nations available to be chosen...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by SEGA Enterprises Ltd.
software
eye 177,226
favorite 285
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Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Android, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Windows, WonderSwan Color, Xbox 360, ZX Spectrum Developed by Team Shinobi Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Released 1990 Genre Action Gameplay Beat 'em up / Brawler Perspective Side view Visual 2D scrolling Setting Fantasy Description Golden Axe is an arcade beat-'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of one of three heroes,...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
software
eye 172,425
favorite 26
comment 2
Also For Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC-98 Published by Electronic Arts, Inc. Released 1989 Genre Racing / Driving, Simulation Gameplay Vehicle Simulator Perspective 1st-person Vehicular Automobile, Track Racing Misc Licensed Description With the full support of Scuderia Ferrari, Formula One racing was recreated in detail in this simulation, with the top drivers and teams of 1986 to compete against for the most successful F1 team of all. You job does not start at the racetrack; perfecting...
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Software Library: Mature Titles
by Daisy Field Software Development Group
software
eye 168,385
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Developed by Daisy Field Software Development Group Released 1994 Also For J2ME, ZX Spectrum Gameplay Arcade Narrative Adult Interface Direct Control Genre Action, Puzzle Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description XoniX games are generally a spin off from Taito's Qix , in which the player traces outlines on a flat playfield, avoiding being touched by enemies while vulnerable tracing, and tries to close off complete rectangular portions of the screen. Early versions would "fill in"...
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This is a varied collection of applications and programs written for MS-DOS. As things are emulated in the browser, there is currently no way to save the progress of your work, so please don't work too hard inside these applications! They are provided to give historical context and research into how programs and applications worked in earlier times. If you are not familiar with the in-browser emulator EM-DOSBOX being used to provide these applications, please read the FAQ . If you have...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Muse Software
software
eye 154,576
favorite 164
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Also For Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 Developed by Muse Software Published by Muse Software Released Jul, 1984 Genre Action Gameplay Shooter, Stealth Perspective Top-down Setting World War II Description In this game, the player takes control of a lone prisoner who has been taking captive in a large castle occupied by the Nazis. Getting out of the cell and picking up a weapon is just the beginning; the ultimate goal is to acquire the war plans of the Nazis, and escape from Castle...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Tiertex Ltd.
software
eye 152,620
favorite 401
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Platforms Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, Windows Developed by Lucasfilm Games LLC Published by Lucasfilm Games LLC Released 1989 Gameplay Graphic Adventure, Puzzle elements Perspective 3rd-person (Other) Misc Licensed, Regional Differences Genre Adventure Setting Interwar Interface Point and Select Visual 2D scrolling Description It is 1938 and adventurer Indiana Jones is joined by his father on this quest, preventing Adolf Hitler from capturing the Holy Grail. He will...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Accolade, Inc.
software
eye 150,159
favorite 126
comment 6
Developed by Accolade, Inc. Platform DOS Published by Accolade, Inc. Released 1990 Genre Racing / Driving, Simulation Gameplay Vehicle Simulator Perspective 1st-person Vehicular Automobile, Street Racing Description Drive exotic cars while fleeing police in this sequel of the popular Test Drive series . New features include a true 3D engine (polygonal meshes), a selection of music on the radio, police evasion, instant replay, digitized dashboard/interiors, and larger, more diverse driving...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Bits of Magic
software
eye 147,761
favorite 248
comment 18
Also For Amiga, FM Towns, Genesis, PC-98 Developed by Bits of Magic Published by Electronic Arts, Inc. Released 1990 Pacing Real-Time, Turn-based Perspective Bird's-eye view, Side view, Top-down Narrative War Genre Strategy/Tactics Setting Africa, Classical antiquity, Egypt (Ancient), Europe, Historical Events, Middle East Interface Direct Control, Multiple Units/Characters Control, Point and Select Visual Isometric Description Starting as a young Roman legionnaire in 275BC, your job is to...
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MS-DOS demoscene
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4,043
ITEMS
146,868
VIEWS
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The Demoscene has created wonderful programs for all sorts of platforms, including MS-DOS machines. Through the use of the EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator, the demos in this collection are bootable and playable.
Topics: msdos demoscene, demoscene entries
Atari 8-Bit Library: Pool Disks
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3,811
ITEMS
146,701
VIEWS
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Floppy disks from various user groups and collections, assembled on the "Pool CD-ROM" for Atari. These variant floppy disks are provided as executable examples in this set. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More...
Software Library: Macintosh
by Apple Computer
software
eye 137,577
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This pair of compilation hard drives contains a full copy of MacOS 7.0.1, along with a range of games, applications, utilities and toys to demonstrate the experience of using an early Macintosh computer. System Programs: HyperCard, Macintosh Basics, Control Panels. Applications: BBEdit Lite, MacDraw, MacPaint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, Orion, Pagemaker, ZTerm. Games: Risk, Cannon Fodder, Shufflepuck. Utilities: HD Setup, Disinfectant, Disk Copy, ResEdit, TeachText,...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
software
eye 129,404
favorite 115
comment 3
Apr 28, 2005 Also For Linux, Windows Released Apr 28, 2005 Pacing Turn-based Perspective Top-down Narrative Horror Genre Role-Playing (RPG) Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Roguelike Description This game is a mix between two classic games: Rogue , the text-only dungeon crawl role-playing game that has spawned a whole genre of games, and DOOM , one of the breakthrough games for 1st-person shooter genre. The story is the same as in Doom: You are some soldier performing his monotonic duties...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by Bro/derbund Software, Inc.
software
eye 129,180
favorite 468
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Also For FM Towns Developed by Brøderbund Software, Inc. Published by Brøderbund Software, Inc. Released 1992 Genre Adventure, Educational Gameplay Puzzle elements Interface Menu Structures Narrative Detective / Mystery Educational Geography Description Rehash of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? , featuring high-resolution VGA graphics, digitized sound effects, and new locations. The life cycle is self-explanatory: sign up for a case, travel between locations questioning witnesses,...
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Apple II Boot Videos
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1,349
ITEMS
126,540
VIEWS
by 4AM
collection
eye 126,540
A collection of recordings of booting Apple II programs, deprotected as part of the 4am project.
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
by SimTex, Inc.
software
eye 124,545
favorite 217
comment 7
Also For Macintosh Developed by SimTex, Inc. Published by MicroProse Software, Inc. Released Sep, 1993 Genre Strategy/Tactics Pacing Turn-based Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay 4X, Managerial / Business Simulation, Turn-based strategy Description Master of Orion overlaps with Civilization insofar as you are the leader of one of several races. Technological advance, realm expansion and combat are all key elements. Where it differs is in being set in space. The planet Orion itself is a lush,...
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Software Library: ZZT
collection
2,406
ITEMS
124,263
VIEWS
by Tim Sweeney
collection
eye 124,263
ZZT is an ANSI character-based video game, created in 1991 by Tim Sweeney of Potomac Computer Systems which became Epic MegaGames in 1992. It remains a popular MS-DOS game creation system. ZZT itself is not an acronym for anything; its title was chosen so it would always appear at the bottom of newsgroup listings. It was later jokingly mentioned by Sweeney as being short for Zoo of Zero Tolerance, which has mistakenly become a popular belief. Although visually outdated at the time of its...